Saturday 3 December 2016

Euro shame highlights the GAA's innocence and beauty

Published 13/06/2016 | 02:30

THE disgusting scenes which marred England's 1-1 draw with Russia in Marseille on Saturday night hammered home just how lucky we are to have the sanctity of the GAA.

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Charges were made against Russia for crowd disturbances, racist behaviour and setting off fireworks; it's refreshing that we have no major issue with any of the aforementioned.

GAA crowd disturbances equate to some loudmouth passing commentary on an entire game or someone obscuring your view, while racial behaviour is reserved for weaker counties bemoaning the Dubs eating the biggest part of the development funding pie.

And thankfully the fireworks stay on the pitch. While it has its flaws, the GAA is remarkable. Don't ever change.

MV

Irish Independent

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